If you are on a diet then you understand the pain of constantly staying hungry. The never ending fight to not eat that extra bite from your food, kill your cravings for yummylicious brownies and settle with boring diet food sometimes becomes too hard to win. Living continuously in the ‘famished’ zone becomes frustrating and you end up defaulting on diet food.
The math of weight loss is simple. Consume lesser calories than you are burning. One of the major reasons of the constant urge to eat your favorite food is due to less satiety value in diet food. Satiety value is the degree at which a food item gives the sense of fullness and keeps away the feeling of hunger. The idea is to get better ‘satiety value’ from the diet food while consuming lesser calories.
Here are 10 ideas which you can use to keep your diet regime going without suffering from hunger pangs.
Add some seasonal vegetables to your scrambled eggs to increase nutritional value.
Beans, peas, peanuts, and lentils have high nutritional value and fewer calories.
3) Cottage Cheese
High protein content in cottage cheese will help you stay fuller while consuming fewer calories.
4) Bean Soup
Presence of starch in beans makes them extremely satisfying. Add some kidney beans to make it even more nourishing.
Presence of pectin in Apples slows down the digestion and helps in keeping the feeling of fullness for a longer period of time.
6) Greek Yogurt
Add berries to your yogurt to make it more delicious and rich with fibers.
High fiber content and the ability to soak up liquid makes it an option with great satiety value. Throw in some fruits to make it more delicious.
A cup of air-popped popcorn carries only 30 calories. Munch whenever you feel hungry in between the meals. Add some spices to it to increase its satiety value.
Add ice, your favorite fruits, yogurt and some fat-free milk; blend it and have it! It is a complete meal prepared in 5 minutes.
Almonds and walnuts are easily available, rich in energy, fibers, and nutrition. A great option for snacks.